Nelson's Column / The Nelson Monument

5 Sep 2004
Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square Wc2, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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The Nelson Monument, Trafalgar Square Wc2, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE, WC2 83/13 5.2.70 THE NELSON MONUMENT (Nelson's Column) G.V. I Memorial column and sculpture. 1839-1842, the design by William Railton; the crowning statue by E. H. Baily; the bas-relief panels by J. E. Carew, J.

Ternouth, M. L. Watson and W. F. Woodington; the lions added 1867, by Sir Edwin Landseer. Granite and bronze. Tall stepped plinth with lions at angles, lofty coursed pedestal with bronze bas-reliefs and great fluted granite column with bronze Corinthian capital surmounted by the stone statue of Nelson. Noteworthy quality of the 4 bas-relief panels on the pedestal, depicting Nelson's famous naval victories. Landseer's lions were cast by Baron Marochetti between 1858 and 1867. Trafalgar Square, known as such from 1830, owes its town planning origin to an initial proposal of Nash's of 1811-12 fully elaborated andlaid out as the major executed feature of Nash's Metropolitan - West Strand improvements of 1824-26.

Survey of London; Vol XX.

John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ3001780419


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0181 IOE Records taken by John Bird; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Bird. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bird, John

Rights Holder: Bird, John


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